Moisture stress threatens oilseeds crop -- Rainfall deficiency in AP, TN affects groundnut acreage
A PROLONGED dry spell, extending up to 4-5 consecutive weeks, have held up sowings of groundnut, sunflower and other kharif oilseeds in most parts of Rayalseema in Andhra Pradesh, North Interior Karnataka, Marathwada and some parts of Tamil Nadu, the Agr
iculture Ministry has said.
Sythite to set up chilli extraction unit in Karnataka
THE Kolenchery-based Synthite Industrial Chemicals Ltd group, engaged in production of spices oleoresins and essential oils, is setting up a unit for extracting natural colour from Bedagi Chilli at Harihar in Karnataka. The unit, with an annual processin
g capacity of 10,000 tonnes, is expected to go operational later this year.
CCEA meet on jute packing postponed
THE Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) meeting, scheduled for Wednesday to approve the Union Textiles Ministry proposal for mandatory packaging of certain commodities in jute bags for the crop year 2001-2002, has been postponed.
A multi-crop farm in Cheerakuzhi village near Kerala's Palakkad district. Limited land area, coupled with unstable prices, has forced the farmers to resort to mixed or multi-crop system.
`Intensity of coconut mite disease down'
THE Centre has provided an assistance of about Rs 50 crore to the States affected by the coconut mite disease and Tamil Nadu has received a share of about Rs 10 crore.
CSB weaves self-sufficiency pattern -- Silk output to touch 25,000 t in 10th Plan
A `SILENT revolution' is taking place in South India in the area of silk. The Central Silk Board (CSB) is confident that its efforts at strengthening the bivoltine technology would eventually make the country self-sufficient in silk production before the
end of the Tenth Five Year Plan.